Elsenz contains fluoro calcium phosphosilicate which is an advanced bioactive glass. Elsenz forms acid resistant fluorapatite and releases fluoride over a period of 8 to 12 hours. This combined action of apatite formation and ion release makes Elsenz a unique toothpaste to use for remineralization and treating dentine hypersensitivity.
During brushing, Elsenz chemically bonds to tooth surface and slowly releases calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions, which together with a slight pH rise, result in super saturation of the saliva with regard to apatite and subsequent precipitation of apatite crystals over dentin surface and within the dentinal tubules. Such a mechanism promotes remineralization.
Incorporating fluoride into the bioactive glass speeds up the apatite formation process rather than forming hydroxycarbonate apatite that forms fluorapatite, which is much more durable in the mouth. The fluorapatite is more resistant to acid attack than hydroxyapatite and hydroxycarbonate apatite. For these reasons fluoride may be incorporated into bioactive glasses.
Elsenz contains smaller size particles than conventional bioactive glass, which helps the bioglass better penetrate dentinal tubules to occlude open dentinal tubules. Smaller particle size also reduces abrasivity of toothpaste and enamel wear.
Conventional fluoride toothpastes use soluble source of fluoride such as sodium fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate which are washed away rapidly by the salivary flow in the mouth. In contrast, Elsenz dissolves slowly, releasing controlled levels of fluoride for up to 12 hours and protects teeth day and night from acid attack.
Elsenz prevents acid dissolution by acting quickly during consumption of acidic foods/beverages. Elsenz dissolves quickly raising the pH and releasing calcium, phosphate and appropriate quantity of fluoride ions to minimize the acid dissolution of the apatite crystals.
Elsenz can be used twice everyday. Elsenz provides continuous protection from tooth decay on prolonged usage.
Elsenz should be applied on the sensitive tooth with a finger. Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes and brush with a super soft toothbrush as usual for 2 minutes and spit out.